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16 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:27 GMT+1




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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • Los Angeles dips 2.5pc to 826,638 TEU in August, Long Beach off 1.9pc
  • China seeks WTO approval to hit Trump with US$7 billion in sanctions
  • DP World vows legal battle to counter Djibouti's seizure of terminal
  • America's east coast ports brace for Hurricane Florence devastation
  • New 14,052-TEU ONE Aquila is sublet to NYK on THE Alliance service
  • Lack of drivers prompts US Xpress to offer scholarships to attract truckers
  • South Carolina sets monthly box volume, up 16pc to 206,541 TEU in August
  • Curacao Port Services in Caribbean orders 2 Kalmar ship-to-shore cranes
  • Kuehne + Nagel applies blockchain technology to verified gross mass portal
  • Walmart doubles spending to lure trucks amid 'serious' US labour shortage
  • CMA CGM reacts to Lisbon port congestion by demanding emergency fee
  • Atlas Air adds second Boeing 747-400 Freighter for Asiana Cargo
  • Finnair Cargo goes with Air Logistics Group in mainland China destinations
  • Germany's DHL Global Forwarding starts building at Vienna airport
  • Cargo-partner's Vienna warehouse just right for Engel machine makers

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • ECU Worldwide moves the spirit of Asian Games as its official logistics partner
  • First containership takes the Northern sea route
  • Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers IPO opens on Sept. 24
  • MOL names another ice-breaking LNG carrier for key project
  • Swire Shipping introduces weekly service from North Asia to South Pacific
  • DP World says it will continue to pursue all legal means to defend its rights as shareholder & concessionaire in Doraleh Container Terminal
  • V.O. Chidambaranar Port commissions truck-mounted fogging machine & ambient air quality monitoring station
  • Commerce Ministry seeks Cabinet nod for national logistics policy
  • HTOA holds 11th AGM & elects new Managing Committee
  • Cabinet approves developing digital economy among BRICS countries

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • Nothing goes without trucks
  • Joining up to expand Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail service
  • Fewer truck cross Swiss Alps
  • Port of Long Beach nets USD 50 million grant
  • One million ULDs between DXB and DWC
  • K+N deploys blockchain technology for VGM Portal
  • Bio-UV Group recruits boss for Asia office
  • Amber Train augments transport portfolio
  • Etihad Cargo launches new cold chain product
  • Essberger Tankers inks deal with GAC in Scandinavia
  • MD of BU Global of Bertschi installed in 2019
  • Canadian port surveys local population
  • Train linking London, Northants and Scotland
  • Another step forward on digital trail at DP World Antwerp
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Ceva lands new contract in Australia
  • Aisats enhances security and tracking in Bengaluru
  • From Geodis to Broekman Logistics

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IHS Maritimeweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • Top US and European ports urge shipping to deliver on Paris Agreement
  • The enforcement of IMO Tier II rules set to cool Chinese S&P market
  • How emerging-market currency slide affects shipping
  • Argentine levy likely to boost Brazil's soybean sales to China
  • MODEC buys Chandris VLCC for FPSO conversion

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • Freight train derailment deals another blow to ailing UK logistics sector
  • Capacity cuts and trade war combine to increase container tonnage laying idle
  • Walmart tries to Spark interest in new Uber-style home grocery deliveries
  • Locus bids to hurdle India's last-mile barriers with artificial intelligence
  • How to take NYC back to its maritime roots
  • How shipping has changed since Lehman Brothers collapsed
  • Hong Kong awaits its own super storm as US east coast braces for Florence

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • GD Electric Boat gets another $480.6 million for Columbia Class work
  • Helm CONNECT software platform passes 3,000 vessel milestone
  • America's Blue Highway Conference at SUNY Maritime
  • DFDS to install scrubbers on 12 Mediterranean freight ferries
  • Red and White Fleet takes delivery of plug-in hybrid tour boat
  • Maersk Tankers newbuilds to get Nacos Platinum package
  • Live at SMM 2018: Radio Holland's innovative NavCom services

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • Container market recovery 'still at an early stage', Navios tells investors
    IPO hopeful says that thanks to entering the market at a low point it is already generating cash but that...
  • Seaspan plans to raise more capital
    Seaspan says the proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, which can include acquisitions, debt repayments, or the redemption...
  • The Interview: Bob Sanguinetti
    The UK Chamber of Shipping chief executive - head of Britain's main shipowner trade association - has been fascinated with...
  • IUMI delegates gather with marine premiums on the rise
    Even change of direction will be welcome after 20 years of soft markets and the 9% fall seen last time...
  • Frangou links launch of Navios Containers to KG collapse
    Oversupply in the sector has been repaired due to wipeout of German investment scheme, although other events contributed to Navios...
  • 'Time is running out for UK ferry ports'
    Ro-ro ports will not be ready if UK crashes out of Europe with no deal in March
  • UK publishes no-deal Brexit plans for shipping industry
    Guidance on getting an exemption from maritime security notifications and the recognition of seafarer certificates of competency are among 28...
  • Hurricane Florence to hit dry bulk the hardest
    There is likely to be a limited impact on the tanker side unless the Colonial Pipeline distribution network is seriously...
  • MOL-Cosco venture names ice-breaking LNG carrier after Russian Arctic explorer
    Delivery from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering is due at the end of September, says MOL
  • HNA's attempted sale of box leasing business was 'overpriced'
    HNA is reportedly revisiting its plan to sell both Seaco and Cronos, which it acquired between 2011 and 2015 for...
  • Viewpoint: Regulated to death
    Some robust championing of the IMO and its role is possibly important, when other agencies seem to be muscling in...
  • Daily Briefing
    Netherlands warns of export drop in no-deal Brexit | Maersk to adopt scrubber technology | GoodBulk underlines preference for capes ...
  • Chief executive's departure leads to management reshuffle at IBIA
    With the departure of Justin Murphy, the association has introduced changes to how it is run, including moving its IMO...
  • MOL and Magsaysay launch new seafarer school in the Philippines
    MOL chief Junichiro Ikeda says the aim is to take youngsters into a career that would lead them to become...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • Hurricane Florence weakens, shifts path toward Carolina ports
  • Multipurpose market's gradual recovery continues on demand
  • Trans-Pacific peak season chaos set to accelerate NVOs' share gain
  • Hamburg market share slips as Europe's import volume grows
  • Maersk seeking more India transshipment volume
  • Why container freight invoicing automation hasn't taken off

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • Pasha resumes service following storm
    Jones Act Hawaii specialist reopens two piers in Honolulu Harbour after the passage of Tropical Storm Olivia.
  • Navios Maritime Containers facing tough choices at crunch time
    Investor wariness of shipping equities has not spared Angeliki Frangou's boxship IPO as overall demand said to remain a tough hurdle.
  • SolstadFarstad fixes two OSVs to Total E&P
    Norwegian owner inks deal for an AHTS and a PSV for Total E&P South Africa's drilling campaign.
  • Odfjell says no to scrubbers
    Norwegian tanker owner opts for low sulphur fuel over scrubbers to meet IMO 2020 emission rules.
  • On the ball: 20 Questions with Freight Investor Services' John Banaszkiewicz
  • How tides and currents can save shipowners time and money
    Owners and operators can use data to harness the power of the ocean's movements
  • Fears and dreams frozen in 1940
  • The tanker that was no star
  • How Nisshin broke the Japanese mould
    Nisshin Shipping boss Y Fujii, one of the industry's most low-key figures, does business in a most un-Japanese way. TW+ turns the spotlight on a publicity-shy tonnage supplier that is quietly building up a 116-ship fleet
  • All systems go for Xin Yuan's Hong Kong IPO
    With IPO of up to $20m, asphalt tanker firm is growing well beyond initial niche as a captive tonnage supplier to Cosco
  • Lost letters: Post out of the past rescued from 5km deep
    A salvage operation to recover silver worth $200m from a torpedoed World War II freighter unearthed a trove of lost mail and inspired a theatrical re-enactment
  • Empire Windrush: The ship that changed the face of Britain
    The former Nazi passengership made a voyage into history by sparking the UK's post-war migration boom
  • Dahlman switches coasts and looks to surf new wave in shipping
    Dahlman Rose co-founder links up with investment bank and says it is time to get excited about shipping again
  • Klaveness aims to list KCC before end of 2019
    Combination-carrier company will use up to $70m of initial share issue to declare options on 83,000-dwt vessels ordered in China
  • All systems go for Xin Yuan's Hong Kong IPO
    With IPO of up to $20m, asphalt tanker firm is growing well beyond initial niche as a captive tonnage supplier to Cosco
  • DNV GL group chief issues call to arms to tackle global warming
    Cleaner technology and greater efficiency will be needed if the world is to not exceed the limits set out in the 2015 Paris agreement, forecasts Remi Eriksen
  • Liner operators keep 'hangin' on' but change their tune on revival
    Container giants that had hoped for a better 2018 have been given a reality check
  • Teekay's LNG FSU sets out for new Bahrain home port
  • LNG ship-chartering platform ready for fourth-quarter launch
  • Ghana import project homes in on FSU for Tema LNG terminal
    Partner Gasfin believes using a floating regasification unit newbuilding and an existing vessel modified for storage could offer big savings over an FSRU
  • NYK Line set to ink LNG newbuilding for Total
    Shipowner looks to have stolen a march on competitors for time-charter business
  • Sigtto unveils new London headquarters
  • Former lawyer loves the sharp-end of the shipping industry
  • Infrastructure no longer the issue for LNG-fuelling growth
  • Timing of orders will be vital to BW's next regas moves
  • Russia limbers up to grow its position on world LNG stage
    Arctic and small-scale projects will require a raft of new tonnage, but investment needs, sanctions and internal politics may slow some progress
  • BW LNG lines up the assets in FSRU toolbox
    Managing director Yngvil Asheim explains the company's strategy on floating regas but keeps the industry guessing on the details
  • Japan jumps on 'booming' action of LNG bunkering
    Early mover NYK explains the thinking behind a first newbuilding for the country
  • Shipyard specs and project management are key to success of FSRU conversions
  • Tighter LNG shipping markets brewing for charterers
    Summer of surprises tees up market for hotly anticipated wild winter ride
  • New US LNG export cargoes start to build
  • Kremin bides his time and waits for fresh project business
  • Teekay embraces Arctic LNG challenge
    Gas chief Mark Kremin talks about the company's moves into two new business areas
  • Are FSRU conversions on the comeback trail?
    A raft of older ships coming off long-term charters is giving floating regas developers another option to play for projects
  • Hurdles may slow some of Russia's LNG projects
  • Shell spearheads global march in LNG bunkering
    Arjan Stavast says shipowners are asking about LNG's cleaner advantages, cost-competitiveness and availability
  • Half-step back for rigs providing OSV employment
    Offshore vessel owners saw a net loss of potential vessel-users in August, with six rigs in and 12 rigs out
  • Norwegian vessel sent for scrap accused of causing Turkey spill
    Oslo set to get tough on owners selling vessels for demolition in South Asia as already controversial barge carrier is arrested after environmental damage off Aliaga
  • Teekay emergency drill frees distressed seabird
  • Eurotankers scoops up LR2 from Conti
  • Aframax tanker at heart of Vafias-Geden legal spat scrapped
  • Knutsen OAS sells its last pre-2000-built chemical tanker
  • Utkilen taps rival for new chief executive
  • Lender behind sale of Salamon product tanker
  • Polembros to take Pistiolis suezmax newbuilding duo
    Central Group owner to make handy profit from selling order to Greek peer
  • Embiricos resumes buying spree with $24m VLCC deal
    Aeolos Management linked to acquisition from Tokyo-listed Kyoei Tanker
  • Doubt cast on reports of Mangrove boosting bulker order in China
  • Ex-Guinness record holder joins Seajets
  • Fafalios makes fleet renewal move with $19.65m ultramax buy
  • New dry bulk outfit emerges in Bulgaria
    Commodity trader-backed Meteor Management plans to grow its fleet to six bulk carriers next year
  • Havyard wins deal for up to three OSVs
    Overseas client signs contract for two firm renewables vessels plus an option.
  • Siem Offshore gains $8m from legal rulings
    OSV owner boosted by wins in cases in Brazil and India.
  • Cosco forms tech JV with Furuno Electric
    Chinese owner taking a stab at the navigation and communications market.
  • Novatek forms JV for LNG icebreaker newbuilds
    Russian energy giant sets up company with state nuclear agency Rosatom.
  • Adam Polemis seeks scrap sale of fourth VLCC this year
    Decision comes at a time when tanker demolition prices have received a boost.
  • Brookfield adds two new faces to Teekay Offshore board
  • Stena RoRo offloads freight duo
    Baja Ferries snaps up one of two ro-ros sold by Swedish owner.
  • No 'dead decade' for shipping since Lehman Brothers, says Gordon
    Clarksons Research chief surveys industry 10 years after financial crisis.
  • China Merchants adds to boxship tally
    Giant owner selects CSC Jiangdong for new feeder vessel.
  • NOC operations normal after HQ terrorist attack
    Libyan crude exporter's chairman visits staff injured in fatal raid.
  • Seaspan seeks $150m from preferred issue
    Containership owner prices latest fundraiser which could pave the way for further growth and repay debt.
  • Krasnoye Sormovo wins 15-ship order
    USC chief Alexei Rakhmanov says dry cargo vessels will be built within a year.
  • STX wins refund guarantee for Oceangold MRs
    Restructuring yard finally clinches KDB deal for tankers for John Dragnis company.
  • Sinopacific's Simon Liang: I have the solution. I have the key
    On the phone from Myanmar, where he is taking a break from his financial and legal travails in China, the man behind the failed Sinopacific shipbuilding business says he still has something to contribute
  • Ghana confirms LNG FRU contract with China's Jiangnan
    Government has chosen two Chinese companies to build the regasification terminal.
  • Aussie firms to launch maritime drone school
    AMC Search and The Institute for Drone Technology claim move will be an industry first.
  • IBIA restructures top management as CEO departs
    Unni Einemo set to take point at secretariat as it looks to spread responsibilities among executive team.
  • Bahri bets on Indian breakbulk trade
    Saudi Arabian diversified shipowner solidifies position in India's steadily expanding break bulk trade sector.
  • Nordic American Offshore hints at M&A activity
    Herbjorn Hansson rules out reverse-stock split to boost share price of New York-listed owner.
  • Teekay Tankers seals leaseback on six vessels
    Subsidiary of Canada's Teekay Corp expects $60m boost to liquidity after debt on tankers is paid.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • US House panel approves bill to lease unused SPR space to companies, governments
    Trump has previously proposed selling space in tweets.
  • FEATURE: Refining summit sees IMO 2020 boosting diesel, LSFO demand
    "Lots of asphalt units are built," said David Wech "and this is one way to eliminate high sulfur fuel oil."
  • Refining association sees distillates covering bulk of EU 0.5% sulfur bunker demand
  • External: Marine Bunkering(Rotterdam)B.V.
  • SINGAPORE DATA: Aug bunker fuel sales fall 9.2% on year to 3.96 mil mt
    Vessel arrivals in Singapore for bunkering fell 6.18% year on year to 3,128 in August.
  • Singapore's MOL Chemical Tankers, Belgium's SEA-Tank form JV for Antwerp storage terminal
    SEA-MOL NV aims to have the first phase of the terminal operational by mid-2021.
  • Hurricane Florence expected path shifts south as energy, commodity markets brace for impact
    A significant amount of energy infrastructure remains in the storm's impact zone.
  • FUTURES: Crude dips on profit taking, but outlook bullish
    "But the overall outlook is still supported and likely to hold at current levels, IG's market strategist said.




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